Washington will stay busy a little while longer
It happened. Many, including our POTUS, were calling that Congress needs to stay in session because there is still a lot of work that has yet to be done. Mitch McConnell has listened.
McConnell announced that the August recess will be pushed back roughly a month. This is being “In order to provide more time to complete action on important legislative items” He said. Scroll down for more.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Tuesday that the US Senate will delay its annual August recess by at least two weeks, giving lawmakers more time to work on healthcare legislation and other republican initiatives that have veered off-track.
“In order to provide more time to complete action on important legislative items and process nominees that have been stalled by a lack of cooperation from our friends across the aisle, the Senate will delay the start of the August recess until the third week of August,” said a statement from the Majority Leader.
Senators had planned to leave the nation’s capital during the last week of July, but will remain in Washington, DC with the hopes of advancing the GOP healthcare legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare.
Apart from the republican healthcare bill, other key decision from Congressional leaders will soon be at hand, including passing the President’s budget, raising the debt ceiling, and avoiding a possible government shutdown.
President Trump has routinely called on Mitch McConnell to delay the August recess, saying on twitter that he “cannot imagine that Congress would dare to leave Washington without a beautiful new HealthCare bill.”
I cannot imagine that Congress would dare to leave Washington without a beautiful new HealthCare bill fully approved and ready to go!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 10, 2017
Do you think he made the right move?
Should he have left the recess go as normal?